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Safaricom introduces work-life mentorship program for women employees

The program will see senior female employees trained to mentor other female employees at Safaricom

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 21 – Safaricom has hired a nonprofit organisation Mowgli Mentoring to strengthen the input of its female employees to its business.

The partnership will see female employees at Safaricom go through mentoring, which supports both professional and personal growth.

Safaricom’s senior female leaders will be trained and capacity built as 360-degree mentors before being matched with two female mentees, sourced from the organisation’s pool of future leaders.

Each matched mentor-mentee pairing will be supported through a six-month structured program to support the foundation setting for the relationship to continue throughout and beyond the program.

“We aim to build a human-centric and inclusive leadership culture in the organization that gives equal opportunities to all and supports our employees to be at their best. Our Women in Leadership program supports our goal of achieving diversity in leadership. In addition, it helps enhance capacity building for our women as we prepare the women leadership pipeline for the 50:50 senior management gender representation agenda by FY 2020,” said Paul Kasimu, Safaricom Director for Resources.

Mowgli Mentoring’s CEO Kathleen Bury says Over 70 percent of Fortune 500 companies use mentoring as part of their talent and organizational development strategies.

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